An 1856 pattern British pioneer’s sword.
Acquired for the Triquetra Collection in 2016, purchased through Easton Antique Arms.
Resources about this model
- YouTube video: 1856 pattern saw-back pioneer’s hanger (short sword) (Matt Easton)
- Similar museum example: P1856 pioneer’s sword in the Auckland Museum
- Similar example sold by a dealer: British P1856 Pioneers Saw-Back Short Sword (Bygone Blades)
- Reference book: Brian Robson. Swords of the British Army: The Regulation Patterns 1788 to 1914. Revised edition. Naval and Military Press and National Army Museum, 2011.
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